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Constitution Day Fun Idea
Old 09-14-2006, 06:35 PM
 

I am a social studies teacher--I LOVE history...and I have to say I was BORED TO TEARS by all of the lesson plans on the internet for Constitution Day. <yawn> if I'm bored, what about the kids?

We teach the Constitution later in the year, so we are never overly concerned about teaching specific facts on this day. To me, it's more about celebrating the spirit of the Constitution on its anniversary.

In that light, our social studies teachers usually teach our students how to recite the Preamble in sign lanugage. It's a fun way to celebrate the diversity in our country through the Constitution.

This year, our U.S. History teachers decided they would ask their students to dress like colonials, or, if they could, a specific founding father. They are having a small party (during our "homeroom" period) out on our front lawn with all of the students that dress up.

For those of you scrambling for a last minute idea (like me ), here's the sign language file.

Jenny
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